Azamat Kuliev

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Azamat Kuliev
BornMarch 1, 1963
Known forPainting

Azamat Kaisynovich Kuliev (born March 1, 1963) is a Russian artist of Balkar origin. Kuliev was born in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, to the Balkar poet Kaisyn Kuliev and his Ingush wife Maka. His elder brother, Alim Kouliev, is a Russian-American actor living and working in Hollywood. His eldest brother, Eldar Kuliev, is a Russian film director and screenwriter. The member of Union of Arts of Russia. Kuliev has been affected by his father's surroundings of artistic masters and has started to paint since his childhood. Azamat Kouliev as a student was studying artistic schools of all periods patiently and hard. His work deeply influenced by one of the greatest painters of all time Leonardo da Vinci and other Italian Renaissance painters.[1] The Balkarian folklore theme and poetry of his father also have a reflection in Kouliev's paintings.[2]


After graduation from middle school in Nalchik where he was learning basic skills of art he moved to Leningrad and became a student of The State Academic Art School[3] from which he graduated successfully in 1983. Since that he was working at The Art Foundation in Nalchik. After serving in the Soviet Army in 1986 Kuliev returned to Leningrad and studied at the Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture,[4] formally known and subordinated within the Russian Academy of Arts,[5] under direction of Andrei Mylnikov, ( Russian: Мыльников, Андрей Андреевич ), an acclaimed Russian artist, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Arts,[6] and graduated in 1996.

Since 1998 the artist is living and working in Turkey.


Personal exhibitions



  1. ^ Vasari, Boltraffio, Castiglione, "Anonimo Gaddiano", Berensen, Taine, Fuseli, Rio, Bortolon, etc. See specific quotations under heading "Leonardo, the legend".
  2. ^ "Literaturnaya Gazeta" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
  3. ^ "Saint Petersburg Art school" (in Russian). Санкт-Петербургский государственный академический художественный лицей. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
  4. ^ "St. Petersburg Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, of I.E. Repin". Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  5. ^ I.E.Repin St.Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture And Architecture as part of the Russian Academy of Arts "Russian Academy of Arts". Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  6. ^ "Russian Academy of Ars" (in Russian). Российская академия художеств. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
  7. ^ Memorial Museum Мемориальный дом-музей Кайсына Кулиева (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  8. ^ Galeri Baraz "Galeri Baraz" (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 22 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14.

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